From the Textile Design Lab: Chelsea’s Challenge – “Bloom”

Monday, July 31, 2017

Chelsea’s Challenge is a monthly post series in the Textile Design Lab, in which we share trends and inspiration to help our students build pattern collections for their portfolios. During the…

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Featured Designer: Marina Oliveira of Cottonflower Studio

Friday, August 12, 2016
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Marina Oliveira is a surface pattern designer and illustrator who lives in Brazil with her husband, her three cats and a dog. She graduated in architecture and worked for ten years as an interior designer…

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Featured Designer: Katie Punton

Friday, May 27, 2016
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The amazing work you see here is the creation of Katie Punton, currently in her final year at Leeds College of Art studying Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. I…

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Featured Designer: Frances Ellen Shaw

Friday, May 20, 2016

Today we are delighted to welcome Frances Ellen Shaw as our featured designer of the week! Frances is a surface pattern designer who is soon to be graduating…

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Featured Designer: Diana Brambila

Friday, May 1, 2015
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Today’s featured designer is Diana Brambila, originally from Mexico and now a Vancouver based digital pattern designer. “My degree is Industrial Designer but after 5 years that includes, move…

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The History of Surface Design: Liberty Style

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Series on the history of surface design by Julie Gibbons.   “Liberty Style” was the term given to a range of homewares and fabrics sold by Liberty & Co,…

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From the Textile Design Lab: 60s Pop Tutorial with Julie Gibbons

Monday, March 24, 2014
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In the full tutorial in The Textile Design Lab Julie walks you step-by-step through transforming the vintage floral on the left to the Pop-inspired print on the right,…

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